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[hahy-droh-i-lek-trik] /ˌhaɪ droʊ ɪˈlɛk trɪk/

pertaining to the generation and distribution of electricity derived from the energy of falling water or any other hydraulic source.
generated by the pressure of falling water: hydroelectric power
of or concerned with the generation of electricity by water pressure: a hydroelectric scheme

See hydroelectric power

1827, formed in English from hydro- + electric. Related: Hydroelectricity.

Using the power of water currents to generate electric power. Generally, hydroelectric power is created by directing water flow through a turbine, where the water causes fans to turn, creating the torque needed to drive an electric generator.


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